About - lucidconcepts

casually capturing life.

the artist


I started out a photography hobbyist humbly learning on a Canon film Rebel in the late 1990's.  Countless pocket spirals were spent writing all my settings down and studying my many failed images, all the while admiring the work of photographers who showcased people so expressively, and so honestly.  It's what kept me plowing through, what I felt was a lot of wasted film.

Now, decades from my first film SLR I am in many ways altered, yet the same.  My passion for the reality and expression of life has only intensified after having identified my heart in the company of the mountains, the wind, the skies and now - dancers.  Finding ways to portray beauty whether exclusively or collectively is what keeps me picking up my camera.  It's also what keeps me up at night and developing way too early in the morning.

I double my daytime life as a traveling hospice RN which is a daily test of character, heart and perspective.  Neither one day is easier - be it with a camera or a stethoscope.  Each brings with it an outcome that is often different than the original plan.  Such is the  true beauty of not just artistry, but life, which is artistry.  It's the experiences, our willingness to allow them to change us and, in the case of an artist, one's willingness to share that vulnerability with others.  It is that raw beauty in life that I like to capture.

I specialize in dance and landscape imagery, often combining the two, with an emphasis on candid portrayal.  If you're interested in booking a custom session please use the contact button below and let me know what keeps you up at night.

- Justin

"if you do what you've always done you'll be who you've always been"

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